How would you like to take control of your life and finances while finding a good work-life balance?
Or maybe you have some spare time and just need a bit of pocket change?
Does that sound too good to be true? Well, it isn’t.
Whether you want to transition to a full-time online job or just want to find a side-hustle during the Corona crisis, there are legitimate ways to make money from home – all you need is a PC and a stable internet connection.
1. Sell Your Crafts
If you enjoy making handmade goods or crafts, there’s a market for it. Online marketplaces like Etsy or Amazon Handmade have a vast client base, and they’re all looking for handmade, unique items.
Setting up an online store on the Etsy platform is easy – all you need to do is select a template, build your store (without needing to know how to code) and find a team of same day delivery experts to ship your goods.
You can sell handmade décor items like macramé hanging planters, artwork, or jewelry. The sky’s the limit.
2. Try Dropshipping
If you don’t have the space to keep inventory in your home, starting a dropshipping company might be perfect for you. Dropshipping is a way to sell items like a retail store without the hassle of keeping the physical stock.
It works like this: a customer places an order on your online store, then you purchase the item from the supplier. However, instead of the item arriving at your home and shipping it on, the supplier ships the item directly to the customer.
Dropshipping requires very little outlay because you’ll only be purchasing the stock once you have an order. Platforms like eBay and Amazon offer this service.
3. Create How-To Videos
In today’s digital age, YouTube has become the go-to source for all kinds of tutorials and how-to guides. If you make a popular how-to video, you can monetize it by charging a subscription fee to people who want to access your content.
To become successful with YouTube tutorials, you’ll need a bit of know-how in the subject you are explaining, and you’ll also need to know how to use keywords to make sure your video shows up for specific search phrases.
To get an idea of what search phrase people are looking for, search “how to… (your video topic)” and take note of what search phrases are generated in the auto-fill dropdown. Be sure to use the exact search phrase in your video description, title, and tags.
4. Teach English as a Foreign Language
Although you may not realize it, being a native English speaker is a hot commodity right now. Teaching English to foreign students from your home is a fun, portable, and steady way to earn enough money to replace your regular income.
And the best part? Although you can teach English abroad, you can teach English online from anywhere in the world.
Some great resources are iTutorGroup, where you will teach English online for Taiwanese children, and English Hunt – where you can teach adult Korean students over the phone.